Bucks Stomp on Border Cats in Blowout Loss
In the final game before the All-Star break, the Thunder Bay Border Cats were crushed by the Waterloo Bucks 17-3. The Cats got on the board early with a three-run first inning; however, that lead was shortlived. In the bottom half of the inning, the Bucks scored five runs and took a 5-3 lead. From there the Bucks never looked back and scored 12 more unanswered runs.
The Cats only managed eight hits with Cam Pearcey and Nick Conti leading the way with two each. One of Conti’s hits was a two RBI double. The other RBI came off of the bat of Kyle Czaplak. On the mound, the Cats pitchers struggled to record outs and to keep the Bucks off the bases. Luke Malone started the game and only pitched one inning. He allowed five runs but only one of them was an earned run. After he was forced to exit due to the 35 pitch limit rule the Cats went through four more pitchers. Among the relief pitchers, nine of the 12 runs were earned.
The Cats now have a few days off thanks to the All-Star break. Billy Cook and Alex Nolan will be making the trip south to Kalamazoo, MI. to represent the Cats. Once all the All-Star festivities wrap up the Cats will resume their season on Thursday at home versus the Mankato Moondogs. The box office will be open all week from 11 AM – 4 PM.